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@bhtooefr @calvin
That happened to me when I clicked on Dan Harmon from Calvin's toot. I see an accurate post count but not the posts.

@coryw @calvin Basically I'm thinking federation needs to be more aggressive in general for good user experience

@bhtooefr @calvin That, and this may be the case, you really need to have a strong in-instance community to interact with. With just four users, it very much looks like "I'll start my own instance with blackjack and hookers".

@coryw @calvin Or be on a sufficiently big instance that sees all of the other instances' communities

@bhtooefr @calvin Yeah. There's definitely a good justification for going on a big instance. Part of that depends on how you want to use it and I think that's part of what makes it a liiiiittle bit of a thing that essentially presents itself as "for" techno-elites.

@coryw @bhtooefr though again, I think Mastodon seems to be cutting a lot of that stigma away with its marketing, focus on UX, and the pushes from various twitterspheres

@calvin @bhtooefr We'll see. and it was noted on bolix yesterday that we are on an old version (I guess 1.6 and 2 is out?) so that was a bit of a thing. that may make it better, but the pictures I've seen on the GitHub still show this interface, so there's that.

@coryw @bhtooefr I made deploying it as much of a pkg based solution as I could

@bhtooefr @coryw so the old version is FreeBSD 11's problem

@calvin @coryw That's the bad thing about web services - you can take the packaged solution and be horrifically out of date, or you can take latest and have to maintain updates yourself

@bhtooefr @coryw FreeBSD seems to be the only distro/OS maintaining their own pkg with any effort, so I use that - I could deploy it myself, but it's mixed Rails *and* Node, which is a hassle, and I ain't got time to figure out and baby Docker, especially in a weird situation.

@calvin @coryw Although, looks like net-im/mastodon is 2.0.0_3 per FreshPorts...

@bhtooefr @calvin @coryw It's also 2.0 in packages if you are using current instead of quarterly. Update in /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf. This is what I'm doing on my instance running in an iocage jail.

@Strog @calvin @coryw Also, best practice is apparently to override using /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf per this, AFAIK: forums.freebsd.org/threads/528

@bhtooefr @calvin @coryw Yes, the override is the better option. I should have said that instead.

I run my FreeBSD boxes with empty rc.conf and put everything in rc.conf.d/ via Ansible. 😉